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AAAS Fellow Biography


Dr. Arthur G. Fitzmaurice
AAAS Fellow
Office of the Director
International and Integrative Activities
Class of 2014

Arthur G. Fitzmaurice, Ph.D. received B.S. degrees in chemical engineering and environmental engineering from MIT and a Ph.D. in environmental science & engineering and cellular & molecular neurobiology from Caltech.  His research background is in human health and the environment, and his postdoctoral work at the David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA focused on elucidating mechanisms through which pesticides are associated with Parkinson’s disease.  His volunteer pursuits have included global health initiatives in the developing world, including setting up a mobile optometry clinic and a permanent maternity ward in the slums of Kenya.  Arthur has run 15 marathons and recently co-founded a running event non-profit that raises over $30,000 annually for nutritional supplements for widows with HIV/AIDS.  He has advocated for biomedical research and healthcare policy on Capitol Hill as an Assistant State Director (California) with the Parkinson’s Action Network.  In his role at NSF, Arthur is using big data analytics to assess international activities supported by the Foundation and is serving as a liaison on new collaborative initiatives with USAID.

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